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    2,000 More User Accounts Hacked From Sony Ericsson Canadian Site

    The Sony PR mess continues. Just yesterday, we reported that Sony Music Greece and Sony Music Japan had been hacked and over 8500 accounts had been compromised. Today was Sony Ericsson’s turn, which saw its Canadian sShop website broken into, as 2,000 usernames, email addresses and hashed passwords made their way onto the web.


    Sony Ericsson’s eShop website was clearly taken down, but the damage has already been done: the information quickly made its way onto pastebin.com, along with information on how the hack was performed, apparently through an SQL injection, similarly to the Sony Music hack earlier this week. We won’t post a link to the leaked details here out of respect for the users involved, and for their security.

    If you’ve heard about other Sony attacks, you’d be right: they’ve been coming in from everywhere. Last month, PlayStation Network was taken down after credit card information, as well as names, addresses and passwords were leaked onto the web. Hacks to the PlayStation network happened several times ever since, bringing the service down to a halt.

    Earlier this month, attacks started happening on more of Sony’s properties. Last week, we reported that a vulnerability PlayStation’s password reset tools, which are used by many PlayStation-owned sites, such as the PlayStation blog and even official websites of specific gaming titles. The ability to log in or register into one of those sites was quickly disabled for patching, and brought back up hours after. In that same week, Sony’s Thailand site was found to be hosting a live phishing site targeting customers of an Italian bank. The scam site was still accessible hours after the alarm was first sounded.

    What was first seen as an unfortunate one-time occurrence has now become an embarrassment for the company, and almost laughing stock for some people (definitely not the affected users, however). One by one, many of Sony’s properties are being hit, which either points to terribly bad luck or a terrible security infrastructure.
    Source- Computerworld

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    I just looked over to my PS3 and shook my head at it and gave it a stern warning.

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    An SQL injection? For real? It's one of the most basic types of attacks and they were vulnerable to it?! I guess people never do learn.
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    This is going to keep happening as long as they make a big deal in the media. Sony is the new Microsoft.

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    What do you mean with new microsoft?

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    a mega giant corp that is trying to monopolize or at the very least corner the entire market for most media including games.

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    The more they get hacked, the more fixes they implement. The more fixes they implement, the more secure system they will have.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LiNkZoR
    The more they get hacked, the more fixes they implement. The more fixes they implement, the more secure system they will have.
    The more fixes they add, the more exploits can be discovered.

    An example is the Wii, an iDevice, etc.

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